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ALCS Game 4 Preview: Rangers at Tigers

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(Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
(Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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Texas Rangers (2-1) at Detroit Tigers (1-2)

Probable Pitchers:
Wednesday October 12, 4:19p:
LHP Matt Harrison (1-0, 4.76 ERA, 9 K, 3 BB)
Hitter to Fear: Ryan Raburn (8 for 12, 2 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI)
Hitter to Fail: Ramon Santiago (0 for 4)

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RHP Rick Porcello (0-1, 4.50 ERA, 6 K, 1 BB)
Hitter to Fear: Michael Young (3 for 5, 1 2B, 3 RBI)
Hitter to Fail: Nelson Cruz (1 for 6, 3 K)

What to Watch For:
1. The bats of Austin Jackson, Miguel Cabrera, and Jhonny Peralta finally got going in last night's game. They combined to go 7 for 13 with 4 RBIs and only 1 strikeout. They also all have very good numbers against today's starter Matt Harrison.
Alex Avila still continues to struggle, in last nights game he went 0 for 4 with 3 strikeouts. Today's game could be the turning point though - he is 4 for 4 with 2 RBIs against Harrison.

2. Victor Martinez suffered an oblique injury on his tying homerun swing in last night's game. Tigers manager Jim Leyland said he is "very concerned" about the injury. Martinez on the hand, says he will play no matter what.

On Deck
Thursday October 13, 4:19p:
C.J. Wilson at Justin Verlander